New 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator Takes Office

Elizabeth Smith

Elisabeth Smith began work yesterday as the new 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator. Elisabeth is from Rush County in Indiana, a graduate of Butler University, and has spent the last few years teaching elementary students in Maryland. She has moved home to be closer to her family and to reclaim her Hoosier roots. We found out yesterday that Elisabeth was an active 4-H member in her county when she was young.

“I do, I was a ten year member and took various projects and also was in junior leaders and have been involved in 4-H for a long time,” said Elisabeth Smith.

We asked her about her 4-H specialties.

“I was very involved in home environment and then I also took foods and clothing and entomology, forestry, as well as showed cattle, sheep, and hogs.”

Elizabeth Smith said she is looking forward to meeting everyone she can in Starke County and already is feeling at home here. Elisabeth is taking the place of Marilyn Wickert who retired after many years in the office.